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Date published: October 17, 2019

Join us for our Fall Seminar Series!

Join us October 21st, November 18th, and December 3rd for the Powell Center's Seminar Series. 

All seminars are presented online at 1 PM ET/ 11 AM MT at: zoom.us/j/663855534

Date published: September 18, 2019

Powell Center How to submit a proposal Webinar

Have you ever wondered how to submit a proposal to the John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis?
Are you unsure if your idea is right for the Powell Center?
Join us for a How-To Webinar, Wednesday October 30th, 2019 at 11 MT to hear about the Powell Center.

Date published: August 19, 2019

Powell Center Workshops in the news

The Powell Center has hosted several workshops around Ecological Forecasting, and Mike Deitze, in this piece by Elizabth Pennisi talks about some of those efforts and the effort to create the Ecological Forecasting Initiative. 

Publications

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FLUXNET-CH4 Synthesis Activity: Objectives, observations, and future directions

Here we describe a new coordination activity and initial results for a global synthesis of eddy covariance CH4 flux measurements. This paper describes the formation of, and initial results for, a new FLUXNET coordination network for ecosystem-scale methane (CH4) measurements at 60 sites globally, organized by the Global Carbon Project in...

Knox, Sara H.; Jackson, Robert B.; Poulter, Benjamin; McNicol, Gavin; Fluet-Chouinard, Etienne; Zhang, Zheng; Hugelius, Gustaf; Bousquet, Philippe; Canadell, Josep G; Saunois, Marielle; Papale, Dario; Chu, Housen; Keenan, Trevor F.; Baldocchi, Dennis; Torn, Margaret S; Mammarella, Ivan; Trotta, Carlo; Aurela, Mika; Bohrer, Gil; Campbell, David I; Cescatti, Alessandro; Chamberlain, Samuel D.; Chen, Jiquan; Chen, Weinan; Dengel, Sigrid; Desai, Ankur R.; Euskirchen, Eugenie S; Friborg, Thomas; Gasbarra, Daniele; Goded, Ignacio; Goeckede, Mathias; Heimann, Martin; Helbig, Manuel; Hirano, Takashi; Hollinger, David Y.; Iwata, Hiroki; Kang, Minseok; Klatt, Janina; Krauss, Ken; Kutzbach, Lars; Lohila, Annalea; Mitra, Bhaskar; Morin, Timothy H; Nilsson, Mats B; Niu, Shuli; Noormets, Asko; Oechel, Walter C.; Peichl, Matthias; Peltola, Olli; Reba, Michele L.; Richardson, Andrew D.; Runkle, Benjamin R K; Ryu, Youngryel; Sachs, Torsten; Schäfer, Karina V R; Schmid, Hans Peter; Shurpali, Narasinha; Sonnentag, Oliver; Tang, Angela C I; Ueyama, Masahito; Vargas, Rodrigo; Vesala, Timo; Ward, Eric; Windham-Myers, Lisamarie; Wohlfahrtd, Georg; Zona, Donatella
Knox, S.H., Jackson, R.B., Poulter, B., McNicol, G., Fluet-Chouinard, E., Zhang, Z., Hugelius, G., Bousquet, P., Canadell, J.G., Saunois, M., Papale, D., Chu, H., Keenan, T.F., Baldocchi, D., Torn, M.S., Mammarella, I., Trotta, C., Aurela, M., Bohrer, G., Campbell, D.I., Cescatti, A., Chamberlain, S., Chen, J., Chen, W., Dengel, S., Desai, A.R., Euskirchen, E., Friborg, T., Gasbarra, D., Goded, I., Goeckede, M., Heimann, M., Helbig, M., Hirano, T., Hollinger, D.Y., Iwata, H., Kang, M., Klatt, J., Krauss, K.W., Kutzbach, L., Lohila, A., Mitra, B., Morin, T.H., Nilsson, M.B., Niu, S., Noormets, A., Oechel, W.C., Peichl, M., Peltola, O., Reba, M.L., Richardson, A.D., Runkle, B.R.K., Ryu, Y., Sachs, T., Schäfer, K.V.R., Schmid, H.P., Shurpali, N., Sonnentag, O., Tang, A.C.I., Ueyama, M., Vargas, R., Vesala, T., Ward, E.J., Windham-Myers, L., Wohlfahrt, G., and Zona, D., 2019, FLUXNET-CH4 synthesis activity: objectives, observations, and future directions: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, First Online, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0268.1.

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Beyond clay: Towards an improved set of variables for predicting soil organic matter content

Improved quantification of the factors controlling soil organic matter (SOM) stabilization at continental to global scales is needed to inform projections of the largest actively cycling terrestrial carbon pool on Earth, and its response to environmental change. Biogeochemical models rely almost exclusively on clay content to modify rates of SOM...

Rasmussen, Craig; Heckman, Katherine; Wieder, William R.; Keiluweit, Marco; Lawrence, Corey R.; Berhe, Asmeret Asefaw; Blankinship, Joseph C.; Crow, Susan E.; Druhan, Jennifer; Hicks Pries, Caitlin E.; Marin-Spiotta, Erika; Plante, Alain F.; Schadel, Christina; Schmiel, Joshua P.; Sierra, Carlos A.; Thompson, Aaron; Wagai, Rota
Rasmussen C., Heckman K., Wieder W.R., Keiluweit M., Lawrence C.R., Berhe A.A., Blankinship J.C., Crow S.E., Druhan J.L., Hicks Pries C.E., Marin-Spiotta E., Plante A.F., Schädel C., Schimel J.P., Sierra C.A., Thompson A., Wagai R. (2018): Beyond clay: towards an improved set of variables for predicting soil organic matter content. Biogeochemistry (online). DOI: 10.1007/s10533-018-0424-3

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Iterative near-term ecological forecasting: Needs, opportunities, and challenges

Two foundational questions about sustainability are “How are ecosystems and the services they provide going to change in the future?” and “How do human decisions affect these trajectories?” Answering these questions requires an ability to forecast ecological processes. Unfortunately, most ecological forecasts focus on centennial-scale climate...

Dietze, Michael C.; Fox, Andrew; Beck-Johnson, Lindsay; Betancourt, Julio L.; Hooten, Mevin B.; Jarnevich, Catherine S.; Keitt, Timothy H.; Kenney, Melissa A.; Laney, Christine M.; Larsen, Laurel G.; Loescher, Henry W.; Lunch, Claire K.; Pijanowski, Bryan; Randerson, James T.; Read, Emily; Tredennick, Andrew T.; Vargas, Rodrigo; Weathers, Kathleen C.; White, Ethan P.
Dietze M.C., A. Fox, J. Betancourt, M. Hooten, C. Jarnevich, T. Keitt, M. A. Kenney, C. Laney, L. Larsen, H. W. Loescher, C. Lunch, B. Pijanowski, J. T. Randerson, E. Read, A. Tredennick, K. C. Weathers, E. P. White. 2018. Iterative near-term ecological forecasting: Needs, opportunities, and challenges. PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1710231115.